Sometime ago, a student came into my office and he spoke with passion about how he wished people would greet each other in the hallways. His eyes began to tear up as he described what I began to imagine was a community behaving in interdependent ways, each person having personal regard for others. What the […]

Teaching holds the tension between certainty and ambiguity. When teachers plan units and lessons, we draw upon our craft knowledge to design a series of experiences with logic, flow, coherence, and outcomes, to name a few aspects. And teaching is ambiguous at the same time because in the course of a lesson, students respond in […]

For Bill Powell, gone so soon On the Adriatic Sea in the summertime the light on the water is like diamonds at midday. Without shadows the clean blue hues’ incessant sparkling hits the eye and may elicit tears. We lost someone recently, someone who has worked with teachers and schools to support generations of self-directed […]